Arsenal interested in signing Kylian Mbappe
Arsenal are reportedly planning to sign Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe in 2024.
The online news portal claims the Gunners are big admirers of Mbappe and are considering sending a proposal to the Frenchman’s representatives to see if they can secure a big win next year.
Mbappe has just one year left on his current contract at Paris Saint-Germain and has informed the club that he will not renew. The situation has alarmed several of Europe’s top clubs, with Arsenal recently thought to be interested.
football transfer Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants will only make an offer this summer if Paris Saint-Germain lower their asking price for the superstar striker.
The situation opens the door for the likes of Arsenal to sign Mbappe in 2024, while Premier League clubs also have the financial muscle to compete with the likes of Madrid on wages.
However, if the 24-year-old does not renew, PSG may try to sell him this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing within 12 months.
Arteta’s team close Signed West Ham midfielder Declan Rice for £105mand has introduced Germany striker Kai Havertz from Chelsea has signed a five-year contract worth around £65m.
Arsenal are also working on deals for Ajax defender Julien Timber and Southampton midfielder Romeo Lavia. If all these deals are completed, the club’s summer spend will be well over £250m, so it is unlikely the Gunners will have funds left over to buy Mbappe this summer.
The France international is one of the most sought-after strikers in the world, having shown incredible goalscoring prowess in Ligue 1, the Champions League and the World Cup over the past few seasons.
He scored a hat-trick for France in the 2022 World Cup final, but he fell, with Argentina winning 4-2 on penalties to lift their third trophy.
Mbappe was worth £154m last season transfer marketParis Saint-Germain played 43 games in all competitions, scored 41 goals and contributed 10 assists, helping Paris Saint-Germain win the league championship with 85 points, only one point higher than the second-placed Lens team.
Arsenal’s forward stock is well stocked after the signings of Gabriel Jesus and Leandro Trossard, however, if the Londoners can somehow pull it off, it’s clear Mbappe will be A blockbuster signing.